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Noteworthy Artists That Aren’t Regularly Available To Our Gallery

Down To Earth Art Gallery has or have had original paintings by a truly impressive list of artists. From a number of Group of Seven members, to Maud Lewis, Joe Norris, and Indigenous artists like Norval Morrisseau, Daphne Odjig and Benjamin Chee Chee. This list is outside of the artists that we exhibited regularly or periodically over our 26 years. Sometimes it has only been one painting by a particular artist, other times we have been fortunate enough to have multiple pieces by the same artist. All are very collectible, most come to us from people downsizing their lives, or clients simply changing up their private collections. We always require good provenance with any artwork so our customers can be confident with their purchases. Down To Earth Art Gallery guarantees the authenticity of every painting that we sell.

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Carl Ray "Otter", 1972

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“Otter” 1972

21 x 15 inches

30 x 23 including framing

Framed Price: $ 5500.00

By: Carl Ray, P.N.I.A.I., 1943 - 1978

Original Watercolour And Ink on Paper,

Founding member of the “Indigenous Group of Seven”.

Signed in both Syllabics and Roman

Carl Ray was born on Sandy Lake First Nation in northern Ontario in 1943. After leaving a residential school in McIntosh at age 15 when his father died, Ray worked as a trapper, logger and goldminer to make his living. Although he has been described as a self-taught painter, early career, Carl Ray became friend and apprentice to Ojibwe artist Norval Morrisseau, often credited as the creator of the Woodlands Stlye of art.

Carl Ray was one of the first Cree painters in Canada to reject traditional bans against depicting sacred Indigenous legends. He frequently painted dynamic relations between humans, animals and legendary creatures In his early career, Carl Ray worked with Norval Morrisseau on a large mural in the Indians of Canada Pavilion at Expo ’67 that Morrisseau had been commissioned to paint. Morrisseau designed and sketched the mural, Earth Mother With Her Children, and Ray completed the later painting stages of the artwork.

The Professional Native Indian Artists Inc. (PNIAI) was one of the first independently organized, self-managed Indigenous artists’ collectives and cultural advocacy groups in Canada. The PNIAI initiated an era of increasing activism and empowerment for artists and cultural workers of Indigenous ancestry across the country. Often referred to as the “Indigenous Group of Seven”.

The founding members of Professional Native Indian Artists Inc., (P.N.I.A.I.),were Jackson Beardy, Eddy Cobiness, Alex Janvier, Norval Morrisseau, Daphne Odjig, Carl Ray and Joseph Sanchez. The group started with a small circle of artists who were dissatisfied and frustrated at the lack of exhibition opportunities for Indigenous art within the contemporary gallery system.

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Noteworthy Artists that aren’t regularly available to our Gallery
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  • Norval Morrisseau
  • J.W. Beatty
  • Frederick Varley
  • Joseph Purcell
  • Al Chaddock
  • Leonard Lane
  • Frederick Arthur Verneer
  • Leonard Brooks
  • William De Garthe
  • Alex Janvier
  • John Cook
  • Carl Ray
  • Roy Thomas
  • Daphne Odjig

Some names of Noteworthy Artists not regularly available to our gallery that we have or have had.

  • Frederick Horsman Varley 1881 – 1969
    (Original Member of the Group of Seven)
  • J.E.H. MacDonald
    (Original Group of Seven Member)
  • Franz Johnston 1888 -1949
    (Original member of the Group of Seven)
  • Arthur Lismer 1885-1969
    (Original Member of The Group of Seven)
  • A.Y. Jackson 1882-1974
    (Original member of the Group of Seven)
  • A.J. Casson 1898-1992
    (Eighth member of The Group of Seven in 1926)
  • L.L. Fitzgerald
    (Became the tenth member of the Group of Seven)
  • J. W. Beatty 1869-1941
    (Contemporary of the Group of Seven)
  • Maud Lewis 1903-1970
  • Everett Lewis 1893-1979
  • Joe Norris 1924-1996
  • Charlie Norris 1929-2013
  • William Winter
  •  John Cook
  • Joseph Purcell
  • Tom Forrestall
  • William DeGarthe
  • Anthony Law
  • John Cook
  • Trudy Doyle
  • Charles Beauregarde
  • Norval Morrisseau 1932 – 2007 PNIAI
  • Daphne Odjig 1919 – 2016 PNIAI
  • Alex Janvier 1935 – PNIAI
  • Eddy Cobiness 1933 – 1996 PNIAI
  • Joseph Sanchez 1948 – PNIAI
  • Jackson Beardy 1944 – 1984 PNIAI
  • Carl Ray 1943 – 1977 PNIAI
  • Benjamin Chee Chee 1944 – 1977
  • Roy Thomas 1949 – 2004
  • Duke Redbird
  • Greg MacEwan (Mi’Kmaq Baskets)
  • Charles Hannaford
  • Al Chaddock
  • Sarah M.A. Robertson
  • Steven Rhude
  • Fred Trask
  • Heather Lawson (Stonemason)
  • Peter Rankin
  • Leon Dolice
  • James G. Tyler, 1855-1931
  • Arthur Lloy, 1929-1986
  • Frederick Arthur Verner, 1836-1928
  • Lucius O’Brien 1832-1899
  • Robert Harris 1849-1919
  • Suzanne Chrysler MacDonald
  • Joe Arsenault ( Stone Carvings)
  • James Lumbers 1929-
  • Leonard Lane
  • Roy Thomas